BUSCADERO: Thank you for sharing your leveler price. It's always nice to know what I can't afford *giggle*. Guess I'll stick to my $10 boards. I'm lucky in one aspect, I have this uncanny ability to pick the right number of boards for which tire and level up the old fashioned way in a matter of minutes. Maybe it's all those years at sea...or angels just keep looking after me.
But I can well imagine how much fun it is to just show up, push a button and be set. Luckily, many places I have parked were level, but of course many aren't, especially if you end up in weird places like I often do.
I've learned a lot on this forum and I hope I've helped others by conveying some of things that I have learned. I believe the spirit and intent of any forum is solely to help its members and not to promote one's busiess. It is not to make snide remarks about comments made by its members. What I'm referring to is the comments made by BenieD about my response.
I tend to agree with you too, Sluggermike...
I assume you have a manual transmission on your car and a carburuerator since there is less to go wrong. Actually, walking everywhere and writing with a pencil have the least to go wrong, but then you have to use the Post Office..... Progress sucks, but the alternatives are worse.
I sure don't think progress sucks, nor the alternatives are worse. Not everyone, and certainly not me, has to have the latest and greatest, the very moment it hits the market.
My last 7 cars all had manual transmissions, and 6 of them had carburetors. They were definately cheap to run, and cheap to maintain. The last one that didn't have a carburetor, left me stranded, and cost me a fortune to fix, when some sort of fuel injection sensor went out on the fly.
I sold that car to use the funds for traveling in my motorhome anyhow. No towed toad for me.
I am SO backwards, I still use pencil, paper and the post office. I also walk anywhere I can, to help with "being green" even though I live in a motorhome. I use old fashioned boards to level my motorhome, and if it's $3500 to put in automatic levelers, in an old Class C, well I guess that's another "sucky progress" I will live without. I don't think the "alternative is worse"; $10 for my manual leveling boards. $3,490 can buy me a whole lot of fuel, to wander around this continent.
I'm just a commoner, working for a living, who happens to live and travel in my modest motorhome and I am forced to stick to a ridiculously tight budget, for the time being, but somehow I manage to get around a good bit and have a blast.
I have to yank my steps out by hand and don't even own a TV. My driver's and passenger's windows have knobs to crank them up and down with. I have to turn a key, to lock my doors. There is nothing to push on my key fob to make the motorhome lock or unlock or blink and honk.
I don't have GPS nor backup cameras, and only recently acquired an Atlas (through a gift). Being lost and wandering around, is actually loads of fun. I've found some of the nicest campgrounds, and spectacular vistas, way off the beaten track, because I got lost and decided to venture out rather than backtrack to where ever I was headed.
I thought having cruise control and a bucket of ice (I make myself), was major luxuries...
I recently invested in an old fashioned 12volt fan, because I love to have all the windows open and forget the air conditioner whenever possible.
We are lucky to have so many choices in our lives.